For College Information of The Raja Bahadhur Venkata Rama Reddy Women's College, Hyderabad
Raja Bahadur Venkat Rama Reddy was born on August 22, 1869, in a middle class family at Rayanpet in Wanaparthy. He lost his parents early in his childhood and was brought up by his uncle, William Wahab, who had a great influence on him. He had great passion for education which made him pursue further studies, in spite of opposition from his relatives. At the age of 18, Venkat Rama Reddy entered the police service of the erstwhile Hyderabad State and rose to the position of Police Commissioner of Hyderabad City, the first Hindu to do so. The Nizam of Hyderabad honored Sri Venkat Rama Reddy with the title of “Raja Bahadur” in recognition of his services to the state. King George of England conferred the title of “Order of British Empire’ for solving the Indian Labour problem. A statue has been installed in his memory in the city which is a unique feature for a police officer. A pioneer in the field of education, he took several measures to spread literacy among the people of the Telangana region and to promote Telugu as the medium of instruction. The education of backward area of Telangana Girls, in particular, received powerful impetus from him. It is this pioneering spirit of his, which made him take the first step in establishing a college for women in the early days of 1949. The college is named after him.
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